Dave H

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  1. I do segmented turnings after gluing up the individual rings I have to send them through my 16/32 belt sander I've never had the rings break apart all the pieces are just glued end grain to end grain and aren't structured until the segments are glued to each other in a brick pattern I'm glad to know that end grain to end grain glue ups are stronger than I thought, I'm still going to baby the process anyway. Thanks for sharing.
  2. The only reason I can think of doubling the top the down forces of using the drill press, sometimes you will be bearing down on the handle when drilling through metal or using a dull bit, MDF would be less strong than say plywood.
  3. Is the joinery just butt joints glue and screws? If so I would add a back panel to keep the carcass from racking, even if you used dado's and rebates I would add a back panel.
  4. @wtnhighlanderThey hold up OK I make them for a certain project like the small door on my router table. I don't really use dowels in every project, on cabinet doors I use MT joints or loose tenons. I usually misplace them at some point. But I was a carpenter for 40yrs and I've made them on job sites for specific tasks they usually lasted through the task at hand if one had worn out I would make another they don't take very long to make. I personally wouldn't buy a doweling jig I don't think they would be anymore accurate than a shop made jig. And if I was in the market for one, what do they cost $50-$100 well I wouldn't bite the bullet and buy a $1500 Domino that's for sure. Woodworking is a hobby for me I enjoy making stuff and making jigs and, fixtures are enjoyable to me also. 4
  5. when I need a to use dowels I make a quick down and dirty on with some scrap wood, guide hole drilled at my drill press, a fence made from scrap glued and pin nailed to guide block I work off of a center line just like a biscuit cutter (and I assume like a domino I've never used one). Just like this one I made for a little door on my router table This method works well for me it costs virtually nothing and I can make one quickly just another option good luck.
  6. when I need to drill a hole in something where the forstner bits center is at the edge of the piece I clamp a sacrificial scrap or the opposing piece then I drill with no problems, or you can make it as complicated as you wish. I've done this hundreds of times try it with some scrap if you have doubts.
  7. I'm just glad the question isn't, will you put lotion on my back please! Not that there's anything wrong with that.
  8. I will defiantly be following the build, it looks to be quite interesting. But those ellipse instructions has really simplified this for me, my mother had a picture taken of my daughter when she was small maybe 3yrs old, 36 yrs ago the oval picture was printed on stretched canvas my mother wanted me to make a frame for this picture. The frame project was quite challenging for me, I had seen the nails and string trick but finding the exact points I needed was a mystery to me I ended up using the picture of my daughter to find the out side dia. of the of the elliptical frame by scribing a line with a compass around the picture than to find inside of the frames I couldn't use the picture anymore so I measured points off the scribed O.D. all the way around and, than used a set of French Curves to refine the shape of the frames I.D. Those ellipse instructions would have made my life so much easier and, I will save those instructions as they are the simplest explanation of the string trick I have ever seen thanks for sharing and good luck on the shelves.
  9. Are we talking glue joints or my ex wife?
  10. I agree with your logic I guess my other question would be how to determine the price of a used lathe that is 8yrs old and in good shape, everything works no rust, it has all it's parts and pieces and the manual. Is a fair price 50% of new or higher that is the part I'm questioning? I'm going to Craigs list to start I've never sold used equipment before, I given things to friends or relatives but this is worth a little more than I want to give someone plus I just bought the new lathe. Thanks for the reply John and Chestnut I guess I'll just start at 60% and see if that fly's.
  11. I've had my Grizzly G0462 16x46 lathe it's around 8yrs old, it has low miles I have no real complaints with my purchase. I bought a new Jet lathe that has a few things that the Grizzly lacks and now I'll have 2 lathes and it needs to go. My question is what should my staring price be new this model goes for 1,025 https://www.grizzly.com/products/grizzly-16-x-46-wood-lathe-with-dro/g0462 I've heard that 50% of new price is what the buyer should expect to pay for used equipment, so what price would you start at so I get at least 50%? I usually don't sell woodworking equipment so this is a new situation for me, any advice would be helpful. thank in advance.
  12. My granddaughter turns 18 May 3rd, I know I got a project done early for a change amazing, I'm usually putting finish on the night before I have to give a gift. I'm happy with the table but, crazy about the finish (my daughter says she loves it) oh well to late to do anything about it. The table is knotty pine with a water based poly finish I made all the moldings on my new router table I'm loving that thing why I waited so long to build one..... I tried my hand at turning some drawer pulls I think they came out good for a first try the are made out of scrap 8/4 walnut.
  13. Maybe that's what I don't like, there could be a greenish tint to it Hmmm. I used amber shellac on some cabinets once the first 2 coats I thought I had made a mistake as it seemed a bit to yellow but, 2 coats later I thought it was a perfect color exactly what I wanted. I thought the same with the poly but it never mellowed with more coats like the amber shellac.
  14. I finished the table for my granddaughter it out nice but, I wish I had some brown trans tint to add to the mix. It seems a little to orange to me I sent my daughter a picture she said its perfect but I think if had toned it down with a little brown dye I would have been happier. I like tinting the poly it covered well I will be using this again I just need more trans tint colors to work with. before after
  15. Before I had moved to this shop and built my roubo I had a used solid core door on a couple saw horses I used the sh__t out of that old door. If I had built a base for it instead of putting in on saw horses I'm sure I could have mounted a vice on it and it cost me nothing, and after I built my bench I gave it to my next door neighbor and he's still using it. that's at least 35yrs of hard use if you slop paint on it or, get glue on it so what if it bothers you sand it smooth and keep on going till you have time to build your dream bench again. Good luck losing a shop to a fire has got to hurt, I can't imagine starting over but then I'm 68.
  16. I'm building a bedside table for my granddaughter I wanted to dye the piece with honey amber Trans Tint dye. I tried some mixed with water it was kind of splotchy, I decided to add the dye right to the poly, I tried it on some scrap it worked like a champ. I think I will only do 2 coats of the mix then finish up with some clear. Has anyone tried this on a project? I don't see a downside not to try this.
  17. I've wondered the same thing thanks for asking, and thanks @Chestnut for making me feel old and technologically inadequate..... just kidding usually when I'm trying to figure something out on the computer I call my 18 yr old granddaughter but, then I have to take verbal abuse from her LOL.
  18. @jussi Here is picture of the DC at fence complete and, it works great.
  19. Coop that's why they make sheet rock lifts. With a sheet rock lift I can hang 4x12 rock by myself that's how I hung the ceiling in my 36x36 shop it's a cake walk with a lift.
  20. I was working on a big tilt up job before we could start forming up the tilt up walls we had 40,000 sq ft of control joints. we had this little girl apprentice carpenter I put her and another kid on calking duty. The girl stole a desk chair out of the office shack she sat on that chair and she was scooting along on that chair hauling ass calking those joints about 3 times as fast as the other kid. We had her finish out the rest of it, she was one of the last people to get laid of of that job, she turned out to be one our best hands.
  21. Thanks Coop my thought was I wanted the electrical area isolated because of the router cords, but I also wanted to access this area if I needed to work on the wiring, and I had the extra drawer slide.
  22. @wtnhighlander 1/2" and 1/4" no not problem I had a plywood box that I used for storage for yrs and yrs until this router table I used 1/2" and 1/4" bits to dill those holes. The drilled plywood in the drawer isn't the drawer bottom it is removable so if it sucks at some point I'll try something else but, I don't see it becoming an issue.
  23. Here are some pictures of organizing the drawers. Here are some pics of the router compartment Here is the false drawer electrical compartment